Industry Terminology

Num A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W




H&L: Home & Leisure merchandise.


H&S: Health & Safety. Also HSE: Health & Safety Executive.


Hand Held Terminal: A small handheld device that uses radio


Hand Jack: Manually pulled jack used to unload full pallets from trailers and stack on the dock for processing or shipment.


Handling Costs: The cost involved in moving, transferring, preparing, and otherwise handling inventory.


Hardware: The physical equipment or machines used to process information (as opposed to software which includes programs, procedures, etc.).


Hawthorne Effect: From a study conducted at the Hawthorne Plant of Western Electric Company in 1927-1932 which found that the act of showing people that you are concerned usually results in better job performance. Studying and monitoring of activities are typically seen as being concerned and results in improved productivity.


Hazardous Material: A substance or material, which the Department of Transportation has determined to be capable of posing a risk to health, safety, and property when stored or transported in commerce. Also see: Material Safety Data Sheet


HC: Hydrocarbons


Help Desk Automation: Software that helps manage computer support operations via call tracking, problem management, inventory/configuration control, and reporting.


Heuristic: An approach to systems or problem-solving using rules based on business practice, experience, or expert intuition rather than quantitative optimization.


HHT: Hand Held Terminal: bar-code scanner or other portable data input device (see also PDA).


High-Speed Bar Code Scanners: Scanners that can read bar-coded documents at up to 600 documents per minute.


Home Page: The starting point for a website. It is the page that is retrieved and displayed by default when a user visits the website. The default home-page name for a server depends on the server's configuration. On many web servers, it is index.html or default.htm. Some web servers support multiple home pages.


Hp: Horsepower: unit of power (see also bhp). Also "Hire Purchase".


HPT: Hand Pallet Truck


HTML: Hypertext Markup Language. The language often used on the World Wide Web to instruct browser applications how to format information.


HTSUS : Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States: US Customs schedule.


HTTP: Hypertext Transport Protocol. The data communications protocol often used on the World Wide Web.


Hub: 1) A large retailer or manufacturer having many trading partners. 2) A reference for a transportation network as in "hub and spoke"which is common in the airline and trucking industry. For example, a hub airport serves as the focal point for the origin and termination of long-distance flights where flights from outlying areas are fed into the hub airport for connecting flights. 3) A common connection point for devices in a network. 4) A Web "hub" is one of the initial names for what is now known as a "portal". It came from the creative idea of producing a website, which would contain many different "portal spots" (small boxes that looked like ads, with links to different yet related content). This content, combined with Internet technology, made this idea a milestone in the development and appearance of websites, primarily due to the ability to display a lot of useful content and store one's preferred information on a secured server. The web term "hub" was replaced with portal


Hybrid Inventory System: An inventory system combining features of the fixed reorder quantity inventory model and the fixed reorder cycle inventory model. Features of the fixed reorder cycle inventory model and the fixed reorder quantity inventory model can be combined in many different ways. For example, in the order point-periodic review combination system, an order is placed if the inventory level drops below a specified level before the review date; if not, the order quantity is determined at the next review date. Another hybrid inventory system is the optional replenishment model. Also see: Fixed Reorder Cycle Inventory Model, Fixed Reorder Quantity Inventory Model, Optional Replenishment Model


Hyperlink: A computer term. Also referred to as "link" The text you find on a website which can be "clicked on" with a mouse which, in turn, will take you to another web page or a different area of the same web page. Hyperlinks are created or "coded" in HTML


Hypertext: Linkages from one file (usually text or a Web page) to other documents or Web pages. Also called hyperlinks.


HyperText Markup Language (HTML): The standard language for describing the contents and appearance of pages on the World Wide Web.


HyperText Transport Protocol (HTTP): The Internet protocol that allows World Wide Web browsers to retrieve information from servers.


HYS: Half Yearly Supply

back to top

© Copyright 2004. Media Services, Calgary Board of Education. All rights reserved